Martyr Lane

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Martyr Lane

The proposed name is Martyr Lane in reference to Minnie Milson Martyr, and it appears to satisfy Landgate's naming standards.

Minnie joined the Martyr family after marrying her husband Bill Martyr after WW1. In the mid 1920’s, Minnie and her husband Bill moved into the home to help care for Bill’s ageing father. Minnie Martyr was active in the local community. She volunteered cooking and serving meals for the Colour Patch Café, an organisation that provided food and means of writing letters to passing servicemen and women during WW2.

Minnie was also a caring, welcoming neighbour. When Mr and Mrs Biasa and their young family emigrated from Italy in 1966 they spoke little English. Minnie went out of her way to welcome the Biasa's into the community, providing advice and offered babysitting support for a young mother with small children in a new country. Mrs Biasa still lives in the street and recalls Minnie’s generosity and neighbourly support fondly.

When Bill Martyr passed away in 1978, Minnie Martyr wanted to remain on Cavendish Street and bought the home outright from Bill’s siblings, making Minnie a first time home owner at age 81. The lane selected is unnamed, and is located to the rear of the Martyr’s home. To this day the original house remains.

For her voluntary service to the Country during wartime, and providing assistance to neighbours in a time where the government support may not have been available, the City has accepted the proposal for Martyr Lane to honour Minnie Milson Martyr.

The name was shortlisted from the Name the Lanes project endorsed by Council on 5 February 2019.

Martyr Lane satisfies the Landgate criteria for nomenclature in that it is:

  • No more than six letters long;
  • Is a single name element followed by a road type;
  • Does not duplicate an existing road name within the local government area; and
  • The name is not used in an existing street or place in WA.

Share your thoughts

If you have any thoughts or comments about our proposal to name the unnamed laneway Martyr Lane, even if it is to tell us how much you love the name, you can share your thoughts via the feedback form below. Alternatively, you can submit your comments in person at the City's Admin Centre (244 Vincent Street) or you can email your comments to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Submissions close 4pm, Friday 20 September 2019.

For more information, contact the Daniel Janssen, Land Project Officer on 9273 6000 or email daniel.janssen@vincent.wa.gov.au


Martyr Lane

The proposed name is Martyr Lane in reference to Minnie Milson Martyr, and it appears to satisfy Landgate's naming standards.

Minnie joined the Martyr family after marrying her husband Bill Martyr after WW1. In the mid 1920’s, Minnie and her husband Bill moved into the home to help care for Bill’s ageing father. Minnie Martyr was active in the local community. She volunteered cooking and serving meals for the Colour Patch Café, an organisation that provided food and means of writing letters to passing servicemen and women during WW2.

Minnie was also a caring, welcoming neighbour. When Mr and Mrs Biasa and their young family emigrated from Italy in 1966 they spoke little English. Minnie went out of her way to welcome the Biasa's into the community, providing advice and offered babysitting support for a young mother with small children in a new country. Mrs Biasa still lives in the street and recalls Minnie’s generosity and neighbourly support fondly.

When Bill Martyr passed away in 1978, Minnie Martyr wanted to remain on Cavendish Street and bought the home outright from Bill’s siblings, making Minnie a first time home owner at age 81. The lane selected is unnamed, and is located to the rear of the Martyr’s home. To this day the original house remains.

For her voluntary service to the Country during wartime, and providing assistance to neighbours in a time where the government support may not have been available, the City has accepted the proposal for Martyr Lane to honour Minnie Milson Martyr.

The name was shortlisted from the Name the Lanes project endorsed by Council on 5 February 2019.

Martyr Lane satisfies the Landgate criteria for nomenclature in that it is:

  • No more than six letters long;
  • Is a single name element followed by a road type;
  • Does not duplicate an existing road name within the local government area; and
  • The name is not used in an existing street or place in WA.

Share your thoughts

If you have any thoughts or comments about our proposal to name the unnamed laneway Martyr Lane, even if it is to tell us how much you love the name, you can share your thoughts via the feedback form below. Alternatively, you can submit your comments in person at the City's Admin Centre (244 Vincent Street) or you can email your comments to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Submissions close 4pm, Friday 20 September 2019.

For more information, contact the Daniel Janssen, Land Project Officer on 9273 6000 or email daniel.janssen@vincent.wa.gov.au


  • Share your thoughts about our proposed name, Martyr Lane, for the unnamed laneway between Cavendish, Harley, Lincoln Streets and Chatsworth Road in Highgate.

    Share your thoughts about our proposed name, Martyr Lane, for the unnamed laneway between Cavendish, Harley, Lincoln Streets and Chatsworth Road in Highgate.

    Consultation has concluded